[Ads-l] Twitter exchange: Merriam Webster vs Slate

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 10 07:30:28 EDT 2016


"Don't get mad, get even."

JL

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 8:58 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "If you're trying to get mad, then you'd better get glad!"
>
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 1:57 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > BuzzFeed posted an article about a sharp exchange on twitter between
> > an editor at Slate and the
> > official Merriam Webster twitter account. Further below are the germane
> > tweets.
> >
> > Website: BuzzFeed News
> > Timestamp: Sept. 7, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
> > Article: People Can’t Get Over The Dictionary’s — Yes, The
> > Dictionary’s — Savage Clapback
> > Author: Tasneem Nashrulla (BuzzFeed News Reporter)
> >
> > http://bzfd.it/2cCGf0f
> >
> > [Begin tweets]
> > Merriam-Webster ‏@MerriamWebster Sep 6
> > It's fine to use mad to mean "angry"—even if doing so makes some people
> > mad.
> >
> > Gabriel Roth ‏@gabrielroth Sep 6
> > I feel like @MerriamWebster is turning into the “chill” parent who
> > lets your friends come over and get high
> >
> > Gabriel Roth ‏@gabrielroth Sep 6
> > It’s great at first, it’s nice to have friends and a place to get
> > high, but something about it starts to feel wrong
> >
> > Gabriel Roth ‏@gabrielroth Sep 6
> > If no one’s making rules for us, it means we’re responsible for our
> > own decisions, and we feel kind of ambivalent about that tbqh
> > 325 retweets 513 likes
> >
> > Merriam-Webster ‏@MerriamWebster Sep 7
> > @gabrielroth No one cares how you feel.
> > 14,909 retweets  26,059 likes
> >
> > Ziwe ‏@ziwe Sep 7
> > @MerriamWebster @gabrielroth this is an iconic drag
> > [End tweets]
> >
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> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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